I have a Norton Firewall and have been using file sharing program WinMX so my PC has been downloading most of the time. I recently restarted my PC only to be told by Norton that there had been a successful attack on my PC and was advised to uninstall the firewall and then reinstall it.
However, I have encountered big problems. Every time I start up my PC all my files seem to have gone! Also whenever I click START nothing happens at all - no options pop up at all. Also, My Documents doesn't open. When I try I get:
"The My Documents folder could not be found. Right-click the My Documents icon, click Properties and check if the path your target folder location is correct". This does not work.
Also, when accessing My Computer (which is the only thing on my now empty desktop that opens) I cannot see any drives or files and am told:
"Current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display correctly" This happens no matter which folder I try to access. I cannot even see the files inside any folder, let alone access any of them. This is the case for my small C Drive (containing all my programs) and also my D Drive (containing mostly music, vids, work etc.)
Please help me!!! My PC is now totally useless and I fear I have lost all my files completely.
Is there any way I can retreive them and sort all of this without restoring to factory settings?? Also, if I do have to restore to factory settings is there a way to keep all my data on the D Drive? Most of my most important files are on here.
Thanks very much for any help!
System Spec: Windows ME Processor: AMD Athlon 1000MHz Memory: 512MB RAM Motherboard: 200MHz Graphics: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 C Drive: 20GB D Drive 120GB